Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cold, starry Christmas island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this very early Christmas morning, December 25th, 2011, on Cape, Cotuit to be precise, ‘where the ocean meets the wood’, a silent, clear star filled morning as there is but ‘ner a sound outside, save the bristling of branches and the waves lapping the shore as the sun begins to rise in the east over Oyster Harbors… Many around the world will be celebrating Mass in a few hours, a celebration of the birth of Christ, as well as his Life, his many works while he was alive on planet earth roughly 2011 years ago, not to mention his grizzly death, where he then, it is widely believed, ascended into Heaven three days after he was crucified by Pontius Pilate. Ironically, in the third century, as Rome was being besieged by both the Persian and Germanic empires, the very people that killed ‘our Lord and savior’ adopted ‘him’ as there ‘god’, so to speak, claiming Jesus as the representative of the new ‘Roman faith’, hence the name Roman Catholic. The Roman ruler Constantine and his mighty cross that spoke to him from the sun god Apollo, gave him the courage going into battle, as he believed the cross to protect him and lead him to victory–‘onward Christian soldiers marching into war…’. It gets even more confusing as ‘time’ marches on, for the many of the words and deeds of the man ‘Christians’ all over the world now worship (by way of the writings of Apostles, who transcribed Jesus’ words, lesser known Apostles) were abandoned from modern day bibles, such as the King James bible that was put together by a bunch of Bishops during the 15th century, I could be wrong, but I think that’s right, give me a break, it’s Christmas, words that fit more into the Gnostic, or mystic way of thinking, as opposed to the rigid ideology of suffering under the tutelage of Paul and the expansion of said ‘Christianity’ all over planet earth. The words and deeds of Christ speak to a rebirth of the soul from within, not from without, and thus, he speaks to the paramount importance of finding that peace within oneself, and then, upon finding it, wishing to spread it as far and wide as the winds may take it. May you and yours find that peace today and keep it forever, it is yours by birthright and no government, no ideology of man can take that away from you, not now, not ever. Have a beautiful day and rest of the week end, and of course, a brave and happy new year! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
December 25, 2011
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